Ascension Day 2017 occurs on May 25 this year and marks the Christian belief that Jesus ascended into heaven right now.
It is also referred to as The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus, Ascension Thursday and Holy Thursday, and is celebrated on the fortieth day of Easter.
It’s among the first Christian festivals, dating back to 68 CE.
Those following the New Testament in the Bible will know so he could teach them the way to pass on his message that, according to its teachings, Jesus Christ and his disciples met several times during the 40 days after his resurrection.
On the 40th day, they were taken by him to the Mount of Olives, as he ascended to heaven where they watched.
This day symbolizes the finish of the Easter season and takes place ten days before Pentecost.
Some Christians will celebrate Ascension Day 2017 by attending church services, praying and singing hymns.